Meaning of VIOLIN in English

VIOLIN

vi ‧ o ‧ lin /ˌvaɪəˈlɪn/ BrE AmE noun [countable]

[ Date: 1500-1600 ; Language: Italian ; Origin: violino , from viola ; ⇨ ↑ viola ]

a small wooden musical instrument that you hold under your chin and play by pulling a ↑ bow (=special stick) across the strings

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